As the festive period is here once again, a lot of social gatherings and family time are part of the itinerary for most. So this year instead of telling the regular old Christmas cracker jokes why not entertain your friends and family with these pretty amazing space facts instead?

  1. There are thousands of other planets out there.

We have eight planets in our Solar System. However, outside of our Solar System there are thousands of other planets. The extra-solar planets or exo-planets are in orbit around another star. So far we have almost 1800 confirmed new worlds, with another 3000 awaiting confirmation. Astronomers are looking to a star’s goldilocks zone for planets that may be habitable, just like the Earth. The majority of planets discovered so far are hot gas giant planets.

 

Image: There are thousands of planets out there! This artist’s impression shows what those multiple Solar Systems might look like. (Image Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO)

There are thousands of planets out there! This artist’s impression shows what those multiple Solar Systems might look like. (Image Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO)

2. In space the skin on your feet peels off!

This is a pretty gross fact but in the micro-gravity environment, astronauts are not using their feet to walk. Therefore the skin on their feet starts to soften and flakes off. As laundry facilities do not exist in space, astronauts will wear the same underwear and socks for a few days. Those socks then need to be taken off very gently. If not those dead skin cells will float around in the weightless environment.

3. On Venus a day is longer than a year.

This is tricky one to get your head around but a year on Venus (that is the length of time it takes to complete one whole orbit around the Sun) is 224.7 Earth days. However it takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis just once.

4.The astronauts were placed in quarantine after returning from the moon.

There is a famous image of President Nixon talking to the Apollo 11 crew consisting of Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This continued until after the Apollo 14 crew returned safely. After this it was decided that the Moon did not contain any deadly diseases. The Apollo 13 crew, who had a malfunction and had to return to Earth, did not have to be quarantined after their re-entry as they didn’t actually walk on the moon.

Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin meeting President Nixon after their safe return to Earth. (Image credit: NASA)

Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin meeting President Nixon after their safe return to Earth. (Image credit: NASA)

5. One million Earths can fit inside the Sun.

Ancient astronomers once believed the Earth was at the centre of the Universe but now we know that the Sun is at the centre of our Solar System and our planets orbit the Sun. The Sun makes up 99.8% of the entire mass of the whole Solar System. One million Earths would be needed to be the same size as the Sun.

 

Image: You can fit one million of our home planet inside the Sun. Credit: NASA/SDO/Steele Hill.

Image: You can fit one million of our home planet inside the Sun. (Image Credit: NASA/SDO/Steele Hill)

6.You become taller in Space.

Another change to the human body in micro-gravity is that spine straightens out, as gravity is not pushing you down. In fact you can be up to as much as 5cm taller in the Space Station.

7. Extreme weather warning!

Some times on the Earth, especially here in Northern Ireland the weather can be a bit rubbish! However our weather is awesome compared to some of the other planets. Jupiter has fast winds and the Great Red spot, a massive hurricane style storm, has raged there  for the last 300 years. Mercury and Mars have extreme temperature changes in the same day. Venus is a scorching five times hotter than boiling water. Saturn and Uranus also have extremely fast winds. However Neptune has the fastest ever wind speeds reaching a staggering 1600mph!

mage: Neptune the windiest planet as captured by Voyager 2 in 1989. Credit: Voyager 2, NASA.

Neptune the windiest planet as captured by Voyager 2 in 1989. (image Credit: Voyager 2, NASA)

8. Space is not that far away.

Space officially begins at the universal marker of the Karman Line. This invisible boundary is 100km above the Earth. In theory if you could drive your car upwards, you could be in space in less than hour.

9. The hottest planet is not the closest planet to the Sun.

Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, it is not actually the hottest. Mercury does not have any atmosphere meaning that this planet is only hot in the daytime when it is directly facing the Sun. At this stage temperatures can rise to 425°C but at night the planet’s temperature can drop down to a freezing -180°C. Venus is the hottest planet. Its thick clouds trap the Sun’s heat causing Venus to be a sizzling 500°C all of the time!

Image: A surface probe would not exist on the surface of Venus for very long. This is an reconstruction of the surface of Venus as captured by Radar by the space craft Magellan in the 1990s. Credit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA.

A surface probe would not exist on the surface of Venus for very long. This is an reconstruction of the surface of Venus as captured by Radar by the space craft Magellan in the 1990s. (image credit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA)

10. The moon looks bigger on the horizon

There is an optical illusion which makes the moon appear to be larger the lower it is in the sky. The apparent magnification is not caused by our atmosphere. It is more of a mind trick. When the moon is closer to the horizon, it is closer to objects like buildings and trees which therefore in comparison makes the moon look bigger. However there are times when the moon really is bigger. During its elliptical orbit the moon has times when it is actually slightly closer to the Earth (Perigee) or further from the Earth (apogee). This happens about once a month, due the moon’s orbit around the Earth. Usually is not noticeable to the eye. However when a full moon occurs at the same time of the moon’s perigee it can be called a Super moon and appears 12-14% bigger than normal!

11. There’s a moose loose

Eccentric Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) believed that the Moon and Sun orbited the Earth but the other planets orbited the Sun. He catalogued many stars and objects, and has a crater on the moon, and supernova remnant named after him. However his wild antics are perhaps just as interesting. He wore a fake silver nose after losing his real one in a sword fight and he also had a pet moose which died falling down the stairs after one to many drinks. When his body was exhumed and examined in 2010, it is thought that a burst bladder was the cause of his death not mercury poisoning by a jealous colleague which was considered a cause of death.Astronauts are literally star sailors

12. The word astronaut comes from the Greek word “Astron” which means star and “nautes” which means sailor. The Russian cosmonaut has a similar meaning from ‘kosmos’ meaning universe and again “nautes” sailor.

Image: Astronaut Mark Lee, a real star sailor. Credit: NASA.

Astronaut Mark Lee, a real star sailor. (Image Credit: NASA)

13. You can cry in space but your tears don’t fall

On-board the International Space Station, water floats like bubbles or spheres. However the water will cling to a surface until it is dislodged. This means that tears start to form bubbles around your eyes as the weightless environment is not causing your tears to fall. This sounds really cool but it can be dangerous. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano suffered a space suit leak whilst on a spacewalk. The water leaked into his helmet covered his eyes and ears, but thankfully he made it back into the Space Station unharmed, but if not he could have drowned in space.

14. Dirty underwear and toilet paper has helped grown plants on the ISS

American astronaut Don Pettit discovered that by folding a pair of underpants into a sphere shape and stitching in some Russian toilet paper (which is thick, wool like gauze), this created a warmer environment for some tomato and basil seeds to start to sprout. Like their socks, underwear is only changed every 3-4 days so he figured the pants might provide some extra nutrients for the plants!

15. There is a dwarf planet named after an Easter island legend

Dwarf planet Makemake was discovered at Easter 2005. The Easter Island Moai figures were the inspiration for its name. Makemake in Rapa Nui mythology was the creator of humanity and the god of fertility. He is also a feature in many rock and cave drawings on the island.

16. Nebulae come in all shapes and sizes

Nebula means cloud in Latin. These are areas in which stars are being created or where a star has died. The cosmic clouds come in all shapes and sizes and are made out of interstellar dust and gases. There is a Christmas tree nebula, a horsehead, a unicorn, a hand, fried egg and lots more. These beautiful clouds which are not visible to the naked eye really highlight the fact there is a lot more happening in the night sky than you can see.

 

Unicorn in space. Otherwise known as the Trifid nebula, this stallar cloud is a pillar of gas and dust. Credit: NASA, HST, WFPC2, J. Hester (Arizona St. U) et al.

Unicorn in space. Otherwise known as the Trifid nebula, this stallar cloud is a pillar of gas and dust. (Image Credit: NASA, HST, WFPC2, J. Hester (Arizona St. U) et al.)

17. The North Star will change…eventually

The North Star used for navigation, a steady point in the night sky will change, however not in our lifetime. The Earth is rotating like a spinning top and therefore the pole of our planet wobbles. Currently it points to Polaris but in the year 13727 our Pole Star will be the star Vega, in the constellation of Lyra. Vega was the also North Star in 12000BCE.

18. The Apollo crews did not have any life insurance.

On the chance that the 3 man crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins did not return safely from the moon, they were not covered by any life insurance policy. So before their trip all 3 men signed photographs that could be sold in the event of their death. These Insurance covers were also stamped and posted on the start date of the mission, July 16th 1969 by a friend.

Before their mission to the moon. The Apollo 11 crew were in quarantine to make sure they didn’t get sick. During this time they signed lots of photos and cards to act as life insurance for family. Credit: NASA.

Before their mission to the moon. The Apollo 11 crew were in quarantine to make sure they didn’t get sick. During this time they signed lots of photos and cards to act as life insurance for family. Credit: NASA.

19. In space metal sticks together

In a vacuum like space, when two pieces of metal touch each other they bond together. This is a process called cold welding. On the Earth because of the oxygen in our environment this does not happen naturally but it is used during some manufacturing processes. It is something to take into account but it is not usually a problem as the astronaut’s tools maintain an oxide layer even when leaving Earth.

20. The furthest manmade object is Voyager 1. It has messages for aliens on-board.

In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 were launched. Their primary mission was to visit Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 continued onto Uranus and Neptune; Voyager 1 has now made its way into interstellar space. Voyager 1 is further away from Earth than the distance between the Sun and Pluto. Both craft carry a golden record on board, which will act like a time-capsule of Earth. It has greetings from Earth as well as different kinds of music. It also has noises of rocket engines, the sea, people talking, animal’s sounds and lots of images. All of which sum up the Earth. United States President Jimmy Carter said at the time “This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe.” These messages have been recorded as electronic impulses which can be translated into written words. If any aliens find it then can enjoy some Louis Armstrong as well some Peruvian panpipes!

Wanted to hear what’s on the golden record , have a listen to this .

I hope you have enjoyed these weird and wonderful facts about space or why not also add these to your Christmas repertoire of jokes.

Q. What kind of songs do the planets sing?

A. Neptunes!

Q. Why did the Sun go to school?

A. To get brighter!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Martina Redpath, Senior Education Support Officer


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Nadim Kumar · March 4, 2018 at 15:07

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Drb · February 24, 2018 at 10:11

I believe we live in an astronomical,chronological,systematical rate of expansion in an explosion that is still happening hence the Big Bang but what or who caused that to happen when there was nothing perhaps nothing never existed and there was always something or maybe it’s to do with a positive and a negative or maybe even God who always always was and always always will be. Who knows I guess we can only theorise and ponder at the thought of how it all began. Thanks just my insights

Kris Kurthy Cheruku · February 5, 2018 at 14:02

The videos are very informative.
When we view a planet in telescope the north and south (as we assume about earth) get inverted. what about East and west? how are directions of planet determined if we are on the plane or when we are facing it from space? How is location of a point on the planet specified?

_Kitten_ · February 1, 2018 at 00:58

I Believe Eventually We Will Find Life That Can Communicate And That It Will Be Different Than Movies. We Will Work Together To Get Ahead And Then We Will Coexist With Them. Its A Change From Everyone Thinking They Will Attack, What Do You Think?

Ethan · January 29, 2018 at 20:13

How many planets how you been to?

    admin · January 30, 2018 at 15:54

    How many planets have I been to? Personally, none. Humans have only managed to reach the moon at this stage 🙂

      Destini Wilson · February 19, 2018 at 18:21

      I don’t even think ant human has reached the moon, if we really have, why didn’t we go back? I’m pretty sure we have more advanced tech that would allow us to explore more!

        AstroFan · March 7, 2018 at 22:51

        We haven’t been back to the moon because there’s nothing there for us to use. No water, no form of microscopic life, no atmosphere. We had our hopes up that there would be something for us to begin colonization, but it’s completely devoid of life. Our next bet is to set up a space station there, to serve as a preparation base for astronauts and use a jumping point for manned missions to Mars, That’s been planned for the future.

Anuj · January 4, 2018 at 18:13

what do you think about Time collapse around or inside the Black hole??

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Brian · November 27, 2017 at 05:52

Do black holes have a capacity?

    admin · November 30, 2017 at 15:52

    Black holes can vary in mass.For example a stellar black hole can vary between 10-100 solar masses. Super massive black holes can be millions if not billions of solar masses.

Vihanga · November 18, 2017 at 17:34

whats the chance theres other life in the universe. PLEASE AWNSER!!!

    admin · November 21, 2017 at 17:11

    Hi Vihanga, thank you for your comment. We can’t, hands down, state that there is life in the Universe because we simply do not know yet. There is a great equation though, called the Drake Equation, that uses mathematics to predict the probability of life in the Universe. You can find out more about this equation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation

    There is also the Fermi Paradox to take into equation too and it was made by Enrico Fermi. You can read more about that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox

      Morgan · January 8, 2018 at 16:13

      There’s no way that there i’snt other life in the universe. There are other species that can adapt to the harsh conditions of other planets, even if those species are the size of an amoeba.

        admin · January 9, 2018 at 13:37

        Hi Morgan,

        Thanks for the comment. As I said in the comment above, we can’t hand’s down state that there is other life in the Universe because we simply don’t know yet. We are looking! Don’t get me wrong, I really want to find life on other planets, how cool would that be?

        When considering life on other planets, single celled organisms are the thing to look for, because as you rightly say there are some really harsh conditions here on the Earth and somehow lifeforms are able to survive.

        Fingers crossed!!

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Fubu · January 5, 2017 at 20:24

Admin.. We all know that the universe is expanding.. What is in the places to where universe is yet to expand? I mean what do we find outside the limit of the universe?

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Sahar · November 14, 2016 at 11:30

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    admin · November 14, 2016 at 13:06

    Dear Sahar, thank you your comment. Why don’t you try to seek out facts that are new to you in our other articles, there are hundreds of them!

    Fire-bred · January 21, 2018 at 03:53

    It’s hard to find new facts when people have to physically “scientifically” find em’

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gourav · November 9, 2016 at 16:59

what is time travel

    admin · November 9, 2016 at 17:12

    Dear Gourav, thank you for your question. Time travel is the concept of moving between points in time, for example from today to last Saturday, or from today to the year 40999, using a hypothetical vehicle called a time machine. It is a popular idea in science fiction but is almost certainly something that will never really exist.

      Abhishek · December 20, 2017 at 15:56

      But it can if we can achieve a speed greater than speed of light….

        admin · December 21, 2017 at 14:16

        If we could achieve a speed greater than the speed of light, wouldn’t that be grand! Could solve a lot of our problems.

        Check out this article: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/dr-marc-space/time-travel.html

          Shifa · February 1, 2018 at 12:39

          I was thinking of it before reading your comment, admin. Really, I seriously think that this could happen…maybe, sometime in the future, with so improved technology..anyway, these facts were kinda good…I am going to a very big competition on 4th Feb ’18, nice facts for my 7th class science QUIZ.. 😉

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It gave me all the facts needed to help me in my science project. It explains all the subjects in detail and care and is a great way to learn throughout. Thanks for the help.

pavan kumar · May 11, 2016 at 17:53

If we broken the egg in space what will happen

pavan kumar · May 11, 2016 at 17:51

Does the matches burn in space

YahYah Becks · May 9, 2016 at 16:40

who is the author first middle and last name

    admin · May 9, 2016 at 20:16

    Hello, the author’s name is at the bottom of the article. Thank you for your question.

ginger · April 26, 2016 at 15:23

how many stars are there in the universe?
do u know?

    prathyush · April 27, 2016 at 13:57

    we can not say that ginger because so many stars will born at same time so many will die ..
    kornreich used a very rough estimate 10 trillion galaxies in universe and about
    100octillion stars

    Fire-bred · January 21, 2018 at 03:56

    Around 200-250 billion stars are in the milky-way

      George · June 23, 2018 at 11:14

      ok

prathyush · April 18, 2016 at 13:35

according to big bang a single particle burst and universe is formed . now my question is that there may exist so many small particles at the time of bigbang

prathyush · April 18, 2016 at 13:28

in outer space

prathyush · April 18, 2016 at 13:27

does other stars look white or look in their original colours

prathyush · April 18, 2016 at 13:25

does fan rotate in space

    Sarthak Kapoor · November 19, 2017 at 13:31

    No fan “produces” air, it just moves ambient air. Obviously, if there is no air where the fan is, there will be nothing to move and a fan will spin freely with no air resistance. Inside an object in space that contains air, a fan will work very much like it does on Earth.

Mark A Dobuzinksy · April 13, 2016 at 03:29

My question is the since the big bang the universe has been getting bigger,if so what is the universe pushing against,how is it possible that behind the space is something else,or does it become something that we can’t penetrate such as a wall and the growing stops,or has it already.

    admin · April 13, 2016 at 09:55

    Dear Mark, thanks for your question. It is difficult to give a satisfying answer to this question but I’ll try. The Universe contains all that there is, everything that exists. There is nothing “outside” the Universe for it to expand into. The Universe is getting larger, we can see that by observing that over time galaxies have got further apart, but it is growing that’s it. There is no boundary, edge or wall where the Universe stops with something else beyond.

    I hope that this has helped you.

sofia · April 6, 2016 at 20:00

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David · March 29, 2016 at 02:49

The article says Jupiter has the Great Red Spot. That is wrong; Mars is the planet with the Great Red Spot.

    admin · March 29, 2016 at 08:16

    Dear David, thank you for your comment but I am afraid I am not in 100% agreement with your research.

    Fire-bred · January 31, 2018 at 03:34

    David, wrong Jupiter is a gas giant which is the one that has the red spot, some NASA/ astronomers say that it is also shrinking. And by the way mars is a rocky planet in the inner Solar System as Jupiter is on the outer Solar System.

    Keisha. · February 19, 2018 at 22:40

    Sorry but yes Jupiter is the one with the big red spot because Jupiter is known for its volcanos and the big red spot is the biggest volcano

      admin · February 20, 2018 at 13:06

      Hi Keisha,

      The Great Red Spot is a storm on the surface of Jupiter, not a volcano 🙂 It’s been there for over 300 years (that’s when we started to observe it anyway, it’s been there for a very long time) and will be there for hundred of years to come.

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Using this for extra credit this was all very instresting it’s gonna boost my grade up a lot

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some day we are going to find eather a new planet or solar system. I think this because the way technoligy is going.

    marietta · December 3, 2016 at 07:49

    we have already found many other planets and solar systems, heck we have found binary solar systems!

    Fire-bred · January 21, 2018 at 03:57

    Just to be clear a a binary solar system is a system that orbits 2 stars

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Radical! Used for GATE project, changed words though. 😀

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Serena · October 13, 2015 at 12:48

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David · October 7, 2015 at 09:29

Rad bro and I am really love outer space

johnnybhoy · October 7, 2015 at 05:26

Totally cool. I didn’t know stars went to school. Are nebulae their version of nursery then?

Lowri · September 16, 2015 at 19:57

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Joey · September 15, 2015 at 12:19

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Someone · September 14, 2015 at 02:44

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Let me know if you have any questions about space.

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    Josh Dun · January 16, 2018 at 18:37

    no problem, sir.

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    admin · January 8, 2015 at 18:43

    Sorry but we cannot do that. Please do not include personal email addresses in comments.

      jordan · December 26, 2015 at 22:19

      Thanks I needed this it helped me understand more about space

      Fire-bred · January 31, 2018 at 03:28

      To be honest, if we want to post are email let us be reckless and do it. If they get their identity stolen that’s on them

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      admin · September 22, 2017 at 14:36

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        Deece Nutsinson · November 4, 2017 at 18:05

        Why do all admins on forums act like straight (swear word removed), going on a power trip there bud they just wanted to get information emailed to them.

          admin · November 6, 2017 at 14:30

          Hi Deece, thanks for the comment. We have rules here on the blog that are to help protect the users on the site, and this includes giving out personal emails. This site is also used by children and young people, which is why we do not permit bad language of any kind 🙂

      . · October 6, 2018 at 03:50

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        admin · October 8, 2018 at 10:35

        Yeap, that’s the rule sorry. Please no sharing of email addresses through comments. You just never know. Also as you can see we don’t like swearing here either 🙂

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